Category Archives: Green

5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Chances are good that you want to do your part to help save the planet. If everyone begins taking small steps today to reduce their own carbon footprints, the amount of good it will do for the planet is amazing. These are a few simple ways you can reduce your carbon footprint for the good of Mother Earth.

April 25th is National Arbor Day

Arbor Day Tree

Arbor Day is a day in which individuals, businesses, community groups, church groups, schools, and other organizations are encouraged to plant and care for trees. The practice began on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and is an endearing part of our national culture. Arbor Day is also observed in similar fashion in cultures throughout the world. In the United States, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April.

Not only can you buy and plant trees yourself, but you can also gift trees to other people, groups, and organizations so they can plant them as well.

FTC Overhauls Its Green Guides

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The Federal Trade Commission exists to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive practices in marketing, without hampering legitimate marketing efforts. One area of marketing that’s needed additional oversight in recent years is marketing related to “green living” or environmentally friendly products.

What are Green Degree Programs and Majors?

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March of 2013 that the year of 2011 saw 3.4 million jobs in the Green Goods and Services (GGS) industry. These jobs accounted for 2.6 percent of all employment within the U.S. These numbers are up from 3.1 million green goods and services jobs representing 2.4 percent of total employment in 2010. The largest leaps within the industry occurred in private sector employment, which jumped from 7 percentage points to 8.9.